The Bible Reveals Progressive Illumination

The following excerpt is from Douglas D. Stauffer. The entire article can be read at the link below and is a must read for any serious student of bible prophecy.

Many Bible teachers believe and teach that if the First Century “church fathers” did not teach, preach, or write concerning any particular matter, then it lacks credibility. These Bible teachers surmise that anything new must be false. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, history reveals a progressive illumination born from a practical application of the word of God. God has always progressively revealed His truths as the need arose for man to know any particular truth.

Progressive illumination explains why the current generation has focused on end times’ events more than all preceding generations combined.

The Bible Reveals Progressive Illumination

When the article speaks of television, satellites and the internet, also take note the number of digital billboards popping up around the country. Europe is already covered with them. They are all connected to the internet and can display whatever is sent to them. Think about that. Why the push for so many now?

The small town where the author of this blog lives was billboard free until recently when a law was overturned by a state supreme court as being unlawful. Four digital billboards have since appeared in the last 3 months.

A digital billboard revolution: The top out-of-home advertising sites changing the face of London

Since FHWA reversed its position, the number of digital billboards has risen to nearly 4,000 (nearly a 400% increase) around the country.

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As Ye see the Day Approaching….Are you Ready?

There is nothing like a day at the beach enjoying the relaxing rhythm of the waves hitting the shore while watching your children at play. But then on the distant horizon of the ocean, you notice storm clouds beginning to develop. You estimate the distance and make a small mental note of it, returning to watch your children. Soon you begin to see flashing lightning in the distance and your sense of alertness picks up. Next you begin to hear the soft rumble of thunder and notice the clouds have moved closer. You give your kids a warning that their time is limited. Now the gentle breeze has turned into a constant wind and most of the sky has become covered in clouds. You tell the children it is time to pack up and go. Before you can finish, a large bolt of lightning strikes in the area with a large thunderous boom. You feel a sprinkle on your face and realize the fast, approaching storm is now imminent! 

When it comes to the Rapture, one of the first and most quoted verses of scripture used to defend the coming of the Rapture is Matthew 24:26  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Just as all scripture is, this verse is absolute truth in that, no man knows the day or hour of the Rapture. But we also cannot hold one verse of scripture over others in order to render them meaningless. All scripture is truth.

Continue reading “As Ye see the Day Approaching….Are you Ready?”

Are we really living the Last Days…..


And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.     Matthew 24:4-8

In the verses above, Jesus is telling the disciples what will take place before the Tribulation. Notice He says “all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet” and “All these are the beginning of sorrows“.

In Marks account he adds “troubles”.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. Mar 13:8

Luke adds “fearful sights” and “great signs from heaven”.

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Luk 21:11

One can argue that these events have been taking place since the time Jesus mentioned them. So is there really any difference today? There is a fundamental difference today, and that is for the first time, all of these events are now happening simultaneously. Unlike in the past, we now have the ability to track these events and pictures thanks to social media sites, the Internet, and global satellite systems making it possible for us to follow God’s commandment to “watch”. Prior to this technology, it was not possible for the average person to know what was happening around the world. The country of Israel is now 66 years old since it’s prophetic birth in 1948. Jesus said that generation (of 1948) will not pass away until all things be fulfilled. Think about that.

Let’s look at each of these events. These are just a minimal amount of evidence. One can simply do a Google search to find many, many more.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many

5 False ‘Messiahs’ and Why Their Claims to Be Christ Contradict the Bible

ye shall hear of wars

Current Civil wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and the Ukraine. Many other conflicts around the globe. And then there is ISIS.

Global Conflict Tracker

The world in flames

and rumours of wars

Islamic State says Vladimir Putin’s throne is ‘under threat and will fall when we come to you’

U.S. Sends Second Carrier to Asia Amid Tensions with China

Russian General Calls for Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO

Russia Planning Major Nuclear Military Exercises

Russian Strategic Bombers Near Canada Practice Cruise Missile Strikes on US

ISIS grabs headlines, but Al Qaeda remains top threat to US, experts say

Famines – no water, no food.

California water infrastructure on verge of historic collapse

Central California residents rely on bottled water as wells run dry

Think California’s drought is bad? Scientists issue dire warning of US megadrought that could last 35 YEARS and lead to mass population migrations

Global drought real threat to lives and economies: Experts

Pestilences

Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to west Africa to help curb epidemic

CDC: ‘Window Is Closing’ on Containing Ebola

World Health Organisation says Ebola will claim 20,000 lives in next six months

Unusual respiratory virus strikes hundreds of metro kids

Physicists Say Fukushima Reactors Pose Eternal Threat to Humanity

Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital

This year’s mayfly hatch in the Mississippi River reached Biblical proportions.

The Mayfly hatch was so large it could be seen on radar.

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Earthquakes 

Latest Earthquakes Worldwide

the number of big earthquakes during the first three months of 2014 was more than double the yearly average of what we have experienced since 1979? And did you know that the number of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. has quintupled in recent years?

Most Americans don’t realize that the greatest earthquakes in U.S. history happened along the New Madrid fault zone.  Back during the early part of the 19th century, a series of immensely powerful earthquakes rattled the entire eastern half of the nation.  Documents that we have from that era say that those earthquakes were so powerful that they were felt more than 1,000 miles away.

Large Holes Forming Near The New Madrid Fault And A Giant Crack In The Earth In North Mexico

Fearful sights

RussianSinkhole so deep you can’t see the bottom opens up in County Durham

Mystery of the Siberian crater deepens: Scientists left baffled after two NEW holes appear in Russia’s icy wilderness

Huge earth crack opened up in Sonora, Mexico

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great signs shall there be from heaven

Blood Moons Coming

Blood Moons

Three Supermoons in a Row

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

Earth’s Magnetic Field Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

In other areas all backed by scripture:

Mark of the Beast technology:

Australian man who’s had a microchip inserted into his hand so that he can do more with the iPhone 6

New Obama plan calls for implanted computer chips to help U.S. troops heal

Why I want a microchip implant

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Church Apostasy

Inside one of the U.S. Bible Belt’s growing number of atheist ‘churches’

“Blasphemy Challenge” Encourages People to Curse God

Alabama Megachurch Builds $26 Million Entertainment Center with Bowling Alley, Night Club

Would Artificially Intelligent Androids Be Religious Fundamentalists?

Rise of demonism

Everything You Need to Know About Ghost Sex

Demonic Possession and Exorcism Coming to NBC Primetime TV

New World Order

Globalist Henry Kissinger Outlines “New World Order”

Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

Iran Supreme Leader: Prepare for the ‘New World Order’

Super rich are getting super richer

The coming cold for the “days of trouble”

Myth of Arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…

Cold summer: US daily record minimums outnumbering record maximums 3 to 1 in the last 30 days

Misc

36% of Generation Starting to Turn 21 This Year Born to Unmarried Mothers

Genetically Modified Humans? New Gene-Altering Drug Paves Way for Mass Modification

Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’

As Christians, we are not to fear, but find comfort:

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so will God bring with Him those also who sleep in Jesus.

15 For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord: that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who are asleep.

16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first;

17 then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

             1 Thessalonians 4:14-18

24 and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works,

25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as ye see the Day approaching.

           Hebrews 10:24-25

 

ISIL Rampage

ISIL continues to tear across Syria and Iraq leaving a deadly trail of brutality reminiscent of the Holocaust and which the media largely chooses to ignore. These terrorist are of a different breed and intend on ruling the Islamic world; that is if they could.

ISIL has turned to internet media to spread their reign of terror and intimidation. What they are showing is brutality at its worse killing anyone, regardless of religion, that does not support their views.

The Sunni Muslim extremist group formerly known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is using social media websites like Twitter and Facebook and video upload sites like YouTube and LiveLeak.com to strike fear across the Middle East as it wages its brutal campaign to create a caliphate that extends from northern Africa to Iraq.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/01/social-media-jihad-islamic-state-ramps-up-gruesome-internet-campaign/

It is quite possible that ISIL will be responsible for some major Biblical prophecy fulfillment. They currently control a large swath of land from Syria to Iraq extending over 300 miles.

Jordan has sent troops along its eastern border with Iraq in concern of a possible ISIL invasion after what they have done in Iraq. The Jordanian army probably would not be able to defend itself from a full assault by ISIL and would depend on US and Israeli forces to help.

The Burden of Damascus.

17 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 17:1-3

Not only Damascus, but the cities of Aroer are destroyed. Biblical, Aroer is roughly the territory of modern day Jordan. The events of today are moving at light speed. Will we see this prophecy unfold in the very near future?

Damascus

Below is a very interesting article from the Daily News out of Turkey on how Islam views Islam concerning ISIL. It is worth the time to read. Part is posted below.

The terror organization ISIL, or with its new name the Islamic State (IS), is it an “issue” reflecting social diseases? Or is it a “project” staged by imperialists to denigrate Islam?

Issue or project?

If we regard ISIL as an “issue,” then we will need to research with scientific methods to understand why these bigoted, savage movements emerge in Muslim societies from the Middle East to Afghanistan, to Pakistan.

If we regard ISIL as a “project” the thing to do is fight “imperialism.” In several Islamic websites and in some newspaper columns, while ISIL’s brutality is condemned, it is written that ISIL is a “project.”

“ISIL is a project developed and grown so ‘Islam and the IS are hated.’ Global powers are staging and supporting this so that Islam is seen as terror. It is serving their dirty ideals … The imperialists are using Muslims as tools to break up the Islamic geography.” (Faruk Köse, Yeni Akit, July 6, 2014)

 

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/what-is-isil-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=69800&NewsCatID=458

As bad as ISIL is, we already know they are defeated and we thank God for His prophetic, inerrant Word!

Isaiah 42:9

Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

 

 

 

The Cold Cometh…..

In the Book of Job there is a prophecy that indicates the “time of trouble” or Tribulation period will be a time that includes periods of great snow and cold.

                    Job 38:21-23

21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

 

The trending weather evidence beginning last year has shown a cooling effect upon the earth while record after record of cold temperatures and snow falls continue to be broken. While there is too much information to post concerning, here are a couple of links that compile these record events to view the evidence.
Global Warming is nothing more than a man made hoax used to do their bidding. Unknown to most of the world is the fact that 31,487 American scientist including over 9,000 with PhD’s have signed a petition to reject the Global Warming agreement written in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan. It can be viewed here:  http://www.petitionproject.org/